Dan Mullen is standing at the crossroads of broadcast demands and NCAA rules and isn’t happy with the view.
The Bulldogs open at Southern Miss with a 9 p.m. local time kickoff on Sept. 5. The next week, they host LSU with an 8:15 p.m. kick.
“The schedule changes how we prepare because we play at, like, midnight every kickoff. It is hard,” Mullen said. “Our first two games, you expect they’ll still be going on past midnight, which is kind of ridiculous. But that’s just the way it is.
“That will change how we prepare closer to game week, because I’m usually asleep by then. I’ve got to be rocking and rolling in the fourth quarter. Our guys aren’t used to physically performing.”
You’d best plenty of rest, big fella.